NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars just snagged its newest rock sample (photos)

NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars just snagged its newest rock sample (photos)

NASA's Perseverance rover continues collecting Martian rocks. The car-sized robot just snagged its fourth Red Planet rock sample, drilling another core from an intriguing stone that it first sampled a little over a week ago. "A rock so nice, I sampled it twice! Just capped and sealed my fifth sample tube, with another piece from this interesting rock. I'm doubling up on samples at some high-priority targets like this one," Perseverance rover team members wrote Wednesday (Nov. 24) via the mission's official Twitter account, posting two photos of the sampling operation as well. Related: Where to find the latest Mars photos from NASA's Perseverance rover Perseverance landed in February on the floor of Mars' Jezero Crater, which hosted a big lake and a river delta billions of years ago. The …
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